"this copy of windows is not genuine"

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by bobplop, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. bobplop

    bobplop MDL Novice

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    Sorry ,i could not do a search with this phrase.
    About 3 weeks ago i ran W7LDR 1.0.0.0 on win 7600 ultimate; this went well, today i got this: "this copy of windows is not genuine" ,should unload the loader and apply the latest 1.0.9.7 W7LDR ?
    Thanks
     
  2. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    Most likely...:cool:
     
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  3. darkew

    darkew MDL Novice

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    Hi,
    I got the same problem.

    I installed win7vista toolkit a couple of months ago, and today, got the same message.

    I tried 7loader 1.5.5, Windows 7 toolkit 1.8, but they didn't work.

    Any ideas, pleaaasae?
    Thank you!
     
  4. Brandrune

    Brandrune MDL Addicted

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    Try daz's loader.
     
  5. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    Or bios mod...eventually you will see the light....:D:D:p /jk
     
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  6. darkew

    darkew MDL Novice

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    I tried Daz and Hagar's loaders. Daz's gives me Unknown Error for all three methods (new, old and experimental loader).

    Bios... do I need to flash the bios? How much skill do I need? (I obviously don't have much :p)

    Thanks again guys :)
     
  7. Opa

    Opa MDL Addicted

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    If you used Toolkit 1.8 from Orbit you need to restore some system files. Take a look at section 6-I of my guide.
     
  8. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    Great point..but this is usually an error about keys not being valid..

    As for the bios mod..not much skill anymore..we took that part for you...:D:D

    A basic understanding of point and click, or just request one and flash the bios..

    I would suggest reading the posts in the mod thread before jumping on the band wagon. It is not for everyone.

    If you are comfortable with loaders only at this point..that is great too. Follow Opa's steps and maybe use the loaders again after the file update.

    Stay away from the "act*vators". They change files, loaders do not..:D
     
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  9. darkew

    darkew MDL Novice

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    Indeed, that's what I did. I'll read, try and post results. Thank you Opa!
     
  10. darkew

    darkew MDL Novice

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    Opa,

    I restored the files and used the loader - worked like a charm.

    Thanks everyone for your help :)
     
  11. Opa

    Opa MDL Addicted

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    I'm glad it works ;)
     
  12. Brandrune

    Brandrune MDL Addicted

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    Problem Sorted. Thanks for the help everyone. Thread locked.
     
  13. Brandrune

    Brandrune MDL Addicted

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    Reopened as thread was hijacked!
     
  14. bobplop

    bobplop MDL Novice

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    i started this post ; this is what i did:
    removed with w7ldr 1.0.0.0 /reboot
    installed with w7ldr 1.0.1.9 /reboot
    not activated.
    removed with w7ldrw7ldr 1.0.1.9 /reboot.
    run Windows 7 Loader 1.5.5.0 ,default settings /reboot
    not activated.
    AV and win firewall are off.
    Any suggestions welcome ; i'm not sure about possible risks in modifing the bios.
    perhaps i should take this to the Windows 7 Loader thread ?
     
  15. luke

    luke MDL Senior Member

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    you should be fine flashing your bios with SLIC 2.1 its the best way
     
  16. bobplop

    bobplop MDL Novice

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    #16 bobplop, Sep 11, 2009
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    Update:
    as in my last post , win was not activated, i only just got back to my pc, logged in from the sleep state , nag is gone , checked , windows is validated ! desktop still black until i swiched to aero again.
    I don't have an exlpanation but it seems that waiting a few hours after a "not working "loader solved my problem.
    btw , i rebooted and activation is persistent.
    Cheers
    Edit:
    Vista on my other disk is now inaccesible, so the tool decribed here
    "Reactivate Windows Vista

    1. First thing first : get your Windows 7 activated.
    2. Go back to Vista, if it is deactivated then lunch OpaTool (Download) and select choice B (do not use choice C on Vista) then:
    * Type "HP" if you have used an act¡vator from Hazar to activate Windows 7.
    * Type "DELL" if you have used an act¡vator from Cycl0pe_&_hui or untermensch to activate Windows 7.
    * Type the brand name of your SLIC 2.1 if you have modified your BIOS to add SLIC 2.1 to it.
    * Close OpaTool and use Daz's act¡vator if you have used an act¡vator from Daz to activate Windows 7.
    3. You're done!

    Note that you can also do this process manually if you wish, to do so follow the tiny tutorial in section 6-F-a. "

    i can't launch this tool in vista, would there be an alternative way to reactivate vista ?
     
  17. anbuchelvan

    anbuchelvan MDL Novice

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    You can try to mod the BIOS with slic2.1.I have used moded BIOS downloded from these forums.I have moded Dell D420,Lenovo R50e,Hp tx2500,Kohjinsha 610B( all belongs to me and my family members).All BIOS downloded were moded by the experts .So for no problem.Only thing is just to follow their advice rather than acting smart.
     
  18. bobplop

    bobplop MDL Novice

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    If this problem crops up again i might try that, what would be the risk ?
    worst case scenario ;flash a new bios ? or is there a chance i wreck my mb flashing a modded bios?
     
  19. bobplop

    bobplop MDL Novice

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    Thanks, but as for now win 7 is ok again, see my post above this one.
     
  20. FuzzyMaster

    FuzzyMaster MDL Member

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    Unfortunately thats one of the potential issues with loaders, they can be unpredictable when you have multiple OSs or partitions. Newer versions are supposed to be better, but using a modded BIOS and avoiding loaders all together is a much better long term solution.

    The catch-22 that you are in now is that your problem can be repaired by booting from a W7 install DVD and selecting startup repair os that both your Vista & W7 will work, BUT this will probably screw up the loader so that neither W7 or Vista will be activated any more.

    If you have to use a loader, you need to find one that will work with your configuration and make sure you select the correct installation options for the loader so it will work with both Vista & W7 on your machine.